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Definition of limerick:

  1. A nonsense poem of five anapestic lines, of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of there feet, and rime, and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet, and rime; as -- There was a young lady, Amanda,/ Whose Ballades Lyriques were quite fin de/ Si/ cle, I deem/ But her Journal Intime/ Was what sent her papa to Uganda.//

Synonyms:

epic, doggerel, epigram, free verse, ditty, elegy, cycle, blank verse.

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